Harry Norcliffe never wanted to inherit his beloved uncle's title. The rigidity of the ton, the incessant reminders from his marriage-minded mama that he must settle down with a highborn lady and produce an heir and a spare: it's all such a dreadful bore. So when his mother asks him to take part in a dancing competition, he patently refuses. The last thing he needs is another chore . . . until a beautiful, brilliant, delightfully tempting maid makes him rethink his position.
Most women would be over the moon to be pursued by a wickedly handsome-not to mention wealthy-duke like Norcliffe. But Lucy will not be any man's trophy. She could use a friend, though, and what begins innocently soon ignites into desire. As Lucy tries to resist Harry's scorching kisses, he makes an utterly irresistible offer. Enter the dance contest with him, and win a prize that could change her life forever . . . if falling in love doesn't change it first.
I do like a bit of drama and forbidden love. And this is a tale of love between classes.
Lucy is a nobody. She works as a seamstress and is an assistant to a dance instructor. But she is well spoken and clearly educated, enigma there. She takes care of her grandmother and she lives in the worst part of London.
Harry is new at being a Duke. Before he came to the title no one cared for him or spoke to him. Now everyone wants their daughters to marry him and he is sick of it.
They meet but they are of different worlds. But he truly wants her. I was never even worried, sometimes they just want a quick tumble and then they accidentally fall in love. While Harry fell for her fast and always wanted her. Not caring for who she was. Like I said, he was sick of those who only wanted him for his title. Lucy just wanted him since he had not be that honest ;)
But like it would be that easy. As if his mother wants Lucy for him. And Lucy knows she can't be with a duke, and she does not want to be a mistress. She is the one fighting the growing love. All while trying to hold down all her jobs and there is also something sinister going on.
I enjoyed it. It was cute.
Kindle Edition, 400
Expected publication: February 24th 2015 by Forever
The Sinful Scoundrels #3